Second International Conference on Horticulture 2023
(Advancing Horticulture in Changing Climate &Biodiversity)
Nepal Horticulture Society (NHS)
National Centre for Potato, Vegetables and Spices Crop Development (NCPVSCD), Nepal
National Centre for Fruit Development (NCFD), Nepal
Agriculture and Forestry University
Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science
Nepal Agriculture Research Council
Venue: Godavari Village Resort, Lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 3-4 April 2023
Nepal has immense potential to produce a wide range of horticulture crops such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, medicinal, aromatic and dye plants, spices and plantation crops and their subsequent value-chain development. Horticulture sector is realized as one of the blueprints for boosting food and nutrition security, ameliorating employment opportunities and farm income. Horticulture crops can be well-integrated into the forest area to address the livelihood challenges of resource poor and landless people. The integration process requires conservation, sustainable utilization of horticultural biodiversity and equitable distribution of benefits. Additionally, the contemporary challenges of climate change also need to be considered to harness the stated potential.
Aim of the Conference
The conference aims to bring together policy makers, external development partners, farmers, academic communities, researchers, scientists, government officials, INGOs, NGOs, journalists, and private sectors to exchange information, experiences and research results on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary areas of horticulture vis-à-vis climate change and horticultural diversity. The conference provides an opportunity to everyone to network, exchange ideas, present his/her research results, latest innovations, achievements, trends; and practical problems to be solved and challenges to be addressed.  Hence, conference expects that the information shared will be useful to formulate policies, plans, programs and projects for a viable and appropriate adaptation options.
Theme of the Conference
Advancing Horticulture in Changing Climate and Biodiversity
Sub-Themes (Clusters)

Conference Sessions
  • Thematic Session: Presentation of different research-based papers under the fourth sub-themes of horticulture, climate change and biodiversity by Government Agencies, Universities, External Development Partners, INGOs, NGOs and Private Sectors.
  • Poster Session: Display of research findings through poster (150cm x 100cm)
Guidelines for Paper
  • Give a concise and short title of the paper and underline the title and name of the presenter.
  • Running text should include the abstract along with the keywords, intaroduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, summary/conclusion and references.
  • Length of the paper should be 7 - 10 pages in single space including tables, figures and graphs.
  • Authors should stick to all technical details given in the “Guidelines to authors” in the Nepal Horticulture Society’s official journal “Nepalese Horticulture”.
  • Visit the NHS website for updates about the conference or contact Mr. Padma Atreya (Phone: +977- 9851161952) of the Technical and Publication Committee (email:
  • Each presenter will get 10 minutes for presentation.
  • Download poster template
  • Download abstract template
Best Paper Award
  • At least three posters presentation will be awarded.
Conference Venue
The venue of the conference is in Godavari Village Resort, Lalitpur,  Nepal. Delegates shall be received by the representatives of the Conference Organizers and transferred to the hotels. The weather in Lalitpur would be pleasant. Light woolen cloths will be fine during mornings and evenings.
Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
The conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact president of Nepal Horticulture Society (email:, Phone: +977-9843454579)
Dates and Deadlines
Last date of Abstract Submission: 22 January 2023
Last date of Abstract Selection/Rejection: 25 January 2023
Last date of Full Paper Submission: 15 March 2023
Last date of Registration: 15 March 2023
Submit your abstract/full paper at:
Registration Fee
Domestic                                                                     International
NHS Members: NPR 1,500/-
Students: NPR 1,000/-                                                            US$20
Professionals/Scientists: NPR 2,000/-                                    US$40
Corporates: NPR 10,000/-                                                      US$100
Money transfer
Name of Bank: Prabhu Bank
Account Name: Nepal Horticulture Society
Current Account Number: 0030007511800064
Registration Process
Registration by 15 March 2023 is required to attend the Conference. Interested participants are requested to fill out the registration form and submit the complete form along with the registration fee deposit voucher or screenshot of bank transfer to Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email within 2 working days of receipt. Please download the registration form available at the bottom of this page.

Zoom link for the conference
The Conference will run in Hybrid model. The participants who cannot join us physically can join online. On the first day (3rd April)  the conference will run in one room (Room #1)  and on second day ( 4th April) there will be two  parallel sessions (Room #1 and Room #2).  To participate in the conference, kindly login through the zoom link provided below. Please find the  schedule of "2nd International Conference on Horticulture, 2023" available at the bottom of this page.
3rd & 4th of April and room#1
ICH2023, Nepal is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: ICH2023, Nepal (room#1)
Time: This is a recurring meeting. Time starting from 08:00 AM Kathmandu
Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 202 304 0034
Passcode: ICH2023
4th of April and room#2
Here you go for Room #2 ID
ICH 2023 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: ICH 2023, Nepal (Room # 2)
Time: Apr 3, 2023 08:00 AM Kathmandu
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 690 8075 7939
Passcode: ICH2023
Organizing Committee:
Convener: Mr. Gopal Prasad Shrestha, NHS President
Co-convener: Mr. Basu Dev Kaphle
Dr. Hari Bahadur KC
Mr. Rajendra Koirala
Mr. Mohan Bahadur Thapa
Dr. Kishor Chandra Dahal
Dr. Surendra Lal Shrestha
Secretary: Ms. Yam Kumari Shrestha
Advisory Committee:
Dr. Dil Bahadur Gurung, Member, NPC
Dr. Govinda Prasad Sharma, Secretary (Ag), MoALD
Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, VC, NAST
Prof. Dr. Punya Prasad Regmi, VC, AFU
Dr. Deepak Bhandari, ED, NARC
Dr. Rewati Raman Poudel, DG, DoA
Prof. Dr. Bhargab Dhital, Dean, IAAS
Mr. Shiv Bahadur Nepali Pradhan, Former President, NHS
Mr. Bhairav Raj Kaini, Former President, NHS
Mr. Padam Prasad Shrestha (Senior.), Former President, NHS
Mr. Ram Badal Shah, Former President, NHS
Mr. Indra Raj Pandey, Former President, NHS
Mr. Shiv Sunder Shrestha, President, NAF
Mr. Ratna Dhwoj Shahi, NHS
Resource Mobilization and Finance Management Committee
Chair: Mr. Kaushal Kumar Poudel
Dr. Umed Kumar Pun
Prof. Dr. Arjun Kumar Shrestha
Dr. Yogendra Kumar Karki
Dr. Tek Prasad Gotame
Dr. Mahendra Prasad Khanal
Dr. Ram Chandra Bhusal
Dr. Bishnu Prasad Bhattarai
Mr. Binod Bhattarai
Mr. Madan Kumar Rai
Mr. Tara Lal Lama
Mr. Purusottam Khatiwada
Mr. Padam Prasad Adhikari
Mr. Durga Pandit
Mr. Suresh Bhakta Shrestha
Member Secretary: Mr. Sanjay Dhimal
Technical and Publication Committee
Chair: Dr. Puspa Raj Poudel
Dr. Trilokyanath Shrestha
Dr. Ramita Mamandhar
Prof. Dr. Gyan Kumar Shrestha
Dr. Umed Kumar Pun
Dr. Ishwari Prasad Gautam
Dr. Kishor Chandra Dahal
Dr. Umesh Kumar Acharya
Dr. Giridhari Subedi
Dr. Mahendra Prasad Khanal
Dr. Shanta Karki
Dr. Prahlad KumarThapa
Dr. Deepak Mani Pokharel
Dr. Bhim Bahadur Khatri
Mr. Anil Kumar Acharya
Mr.Toya Nath Joshi
Member Secretary: Padma Nath Atreya
Publicity Committee
Chair: Mr. Rajendra Koirala
Dr. Pradip Rokaya
Mr. Bom Bahadur Thapa
Mr. Yubraj Bhusal
Mr. Dinesh Sapkota
Mr. Raj Narayan Ray
Mr. Sandip Subedi
Mr. Madhusudan Ghimire
Mr. Toni Bardewa
Mr. Pradip Yadav
Mr. Arun Khanal
Mr. Balkrishna Adhikari
Mr. Sandesh Dhital
Mr. Padam Bahadur Subedi
Mr. Yagyaraj Joshi
Member Secretary: Mr. Sudip Devkota
Logistic/Event Management Committee
Chair: Mr. Ram Bahadur KC
Mr. Ganapati Pandey
Mr. Gokarna Aryal
Mr. Vijay Giri
Mr. Sudhir Shrestha
Ms. Reeti Singh
Mr. Kishor Man Shrestha
Mr. Santosh Poudel
Ms. Tara Sharma
Ms. Shova Sharma
Mr. Mitrabandhu Bhattarai
Ms. Anisha Giri
Ms. Prativa Khanal
Mr. Padam Prasad Shrestha (Junior)
Member Secretary: Mr. Surya Prasad Baral
1. Brochure of ICH 2023
2. Registration Form
3. Schedule of ICH 2023

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